Dear Cornerstone family,

Did you know that there are approximately one Billion snowflakes in one cubic foot of snow and not one of them is exactly alike? This year the world population reached 7.6 billion people and yet there is not another person in this world exactly like you. Your fingerprints are different, and your DNA is uniquely different.

When God creates life, He doesn’t create it on an assembly line. You are created exactly the way God has SHAPED you for the purpose He has planned for you.

Psalm 139:13-16 (NCV) reads, “You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well. You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother’s body. When I was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.”

God could have made us all with the same color of skin, hair, abilities, likes and dislikes; but He didn’t want to do that. Why? Because God created you to be uniquely you and an original is always worth more than a copy. You are worth far more as an original than you are as a copy of somebody else. God says you are His masterpiece! You are valuable. God created you, Jesus died for you, God’s Spirit lives in you. That’s how much you matter to God.

We all search for significance and when we truly understand our unique SHAPE, we will find our purpose in life. This Sunday we are starting a new series called, SHAPE. Over the next six weeks we will be answering these questions:

S –What are you Spiritually gifted to do?

H – What does your Heart beat passionately for?

A – What are your natural Abilities?

P – Where does your Personality fit the best?

E – What are your Experiences?

“Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who   

created them.’” Isaiah 43:7 (NLT)

Join us this Sunday as we begin to discover why God made us the way He made us.

Following THE Leader with you,

Pastor Ed Turley

Cornerstone Church of Poway


Texas Hold’em Fundraiser For Men’s Retreat:

To help raise money for Men’s Retreat Scholarships, Cornerstone is hosting a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 6 pm in the youth room. Don’t know how to play poker? Don’t worry. It’s easy and we’ll hold a quick lesson before the tournament starts. $20 buy-in and $10 re-buy allowed in the first hour of the tournament. Pizza, snacks, and drinks provided. This is a co-ed event, so bring your life group and be sure to invite your friends!

Lunch With The Pastor:

Are you new to Cornerstone Church? Would you like to find out more about us? Have a question you’d like to ask the pastor? Join Pastor Ed and some of Cornerstone’s staff for lunch in the café on Sunday, August 12, from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Lounge. We’d love to meet you!

Family Beach Day:

Join us for another amazing Family Beach Day, Sunday, Aug. 19, 1:00-8:00 pm! Baptisms, BBQ, volleyball, and a bonfire at sunset! Look for us at Silver Strand State Beach by Lifeguard Tower 4. Parking is $12 a vehicle. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided, so bring a side dish or dessert to share. This a great event to meet your Cornerstone family and to bring along some friends to who might not normally come to church. Come have some summer fun!

Men’s Retreat:

Guys, want to get away? Need to relax? Want to grow spiritually? Men’s Retreat is coming up Sept. 14-16, 2018, at Thousand Pines. It’s going to be great! There will be fellowship time and activities such as hiking, biking, paintball, zip lining, archery, rock wall, etc. Go relax, have some fun, and enjoy some great meals! Invite a friend too. Register now! Deadline to sign up is Aug. 13. See Jim Ellington at the table in the courtyard, call (858)208-6528 or email: